Personal protective equipment (PPE) is a mainstay in many industries. Whether you work in manufacturing, chemical processing or construction, you will most certainly be required to wear at least one piece of PPE while you're on the job.
Many items that fall into the PPE category are federally regulated, so if you're exposed to a particular hazard while at work, it is illegal for your employer to either fail to provide or inadequately equip you with PPE. You should always check with your manager to determine what grade of equipment you must wear.
It can seem like the simplest thing in the world, but for workers in some industries hydration is a huge issue. If you work in extreme heat, for example, it is necessary that you consume more water than normal to compensate for the moisture released from your body in these conditions.
Safety Company offers an array of hydration systems, from simple reusable water bottles to CamelBak hands-free systems, including high-visibility systems for employees who work at night on roadways or in similar situations.
Heat stress prevention
Combating the heat can be done by using the use of cooling packs, sweat bands and neck shades. While nothing compares to water, PPE like these can certainly aid cooling and comfort while working in harsh weather.
Safety Company offers all of these items and more in order to help workers get relief on the job and reduce their risk of conditions like heat stroke and dehydration.
Protective hoods and liners
Depending on the chemicals and other hazards you face in the workplace each day, you may be required to wear a protective hood, either on its own or under a hard hat. There are hoods designed to protect against a variety of dangers.
Electrical arc hoods are required by the NFPA 70E for workers who are at risk for electrocution, while chemical fume hoods protect against volatile substances and winter liners enable those who work in extreme cold to retain warmth.